Cycling: Aaron Mansell revs home to win gold in national roller racing championships
By The Sentinel | Posted: February 15, 2014
RAPID Aaron Mansell has been crowned national under-nines roller-racing champion.
The Lyme Racing Club (Swinnerton Cycles) rising star has been training all winter under the guidance of coach Norman Bassett ready for the British Schools event.
And he was one of six medal winners for the club when the competition was held at Neterstowe School in Lichfield, where 50 children went head-to-head.
The honours were decided over two events; a 500m standing start followed by a 10,000m flying start.
Thursfield County Primary School pupil Mansell, who is from Harriseahead, was followed in second by club-mate Joshua Fowell, while Harry Brayford took seventh.
Caleb Hill won the silver medal in the under-13s boys event, George Hancock won bronze in the under-15s boys' competition and James Brayford came away with a silver medal in the over-15s.
Thomas Mould won bronze in the under-sevens, with Izaak Curtis in fourth.
Ruby Jennings, Lyme's only girl at the championships, was fourth in the under-nines.
Sport Relief Rollers Challenge, all the sponsorship money is now in, you all helped to raise £706.00 on the Challenge, well done to all the riders and the sponsors. Raising money and training at the same time
Well done to, Sam H, Brad, Tracey, Alex W, Louis, Harry S, Harry B, Thomas, Joel, Caleb, Izaak, Aston, Alex C, Josh, Andrew, Sam W, Tom and Amelie who rode the rollers with rollers in her hair;also had to keep silent for 10 min. We also had a few who could not make tonight and have completed their challenge at home. Well done to all.
LYME RACING CLUB ROLLERS CHALLENGE
The Club House, Whitfield Community Centre, Whitfield Avenue, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 2JQ,
7.00PM Friday 21st March
Open to any age, riders will be given a challenge to perform on the rollers riding unaided on March 21st.
This may be to ride for a set time, one legged, one handed, no handed, out of the saddle or a mixture of all of them.
Challenges will be given out on a Fridays 14th, 21st & 28th Feb by Lyme RC Coaches, along with Sponsorship forms for Sports Relief.
We already have one rider challenged to ride for one hour, drink out of a bottle and one legged, another to just ride 30 minutes.
Roller Racing at the Club House
January 3rd 2014 7.00pm
OPEN TO ALL AGES, QUALIFYING STARTS AT 7.15PM
2 CLASES, ASSISTED (HELD), UNASSITED (NOT-HELD)
ALL RIDERS WILL DO A TIMED 500M, AND THEN PUT IN TO SPRINT LADDERS, ASSISTED AND UNASSITED; RIDERS WILL THEN RACE IN FOURS AGAINST EACH OTHER, WITH THE ABILITY TO UP OR DOWN THE LADDER AFTER EACH ROUND.
THE RACING WILL ALL TAKE PLACE ON THE NTCA ROLLER RACING CLOCK SYSTEM YOUTH GEAR RESTRICTIONS APPLY, WE WILL DO A ROLL OUT AND HELP WITH THE GEARS IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF GEAR SIZE OR HOW TO CHANGE MAX GEAR
WARMING UP WILL BE ON ROLLERS, PRIZES FOR ALL , YOUTH AGE GROUPS, GIRLS AND BOYS.
JUNIOR, MENS AND LADIES PRIZES.
£2.00 under 18’s £3.00 Adults
Spectators welcome £1.00 as normal to cover the cost of the Club House.
ALL THIS WILL MAKE A GREAT NIGHT COME DOWN FOR THE FUN AND RACING
EXTRA INFORMATION FOR ROLLER RACING
YOUTH GEAR RESRICTIONS
For Youth racing there is a maximum gear that is allowed, which is based on Youth age groups.
These are for British Cycling Events
The age is taken on Jan 1st
Road Track Roller
Junior Under 18 7.93m n/a n/a
Youth A Under 16 6.93m 6.93m 7.93m
Youth B Under 14 6.45m 6.45m 7.4m
Youth C Under 12 6.05m 6.05m 6.94m
Youth D Under 10 5.4 metres for all events
Youth E Under 8 5.1 metres for all events
For Information and how to measure and to restrict the gears please follow the link :-
For BSCA EVENTS: - The age cats are different
The age is taken at Sep 1st, the start of the school year.
For Circuit, Time Trial, Track and Roller Racing REGIONAL AND NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS, the maximum gear will be the distance covered per crank revolution for that age group.
(i) 5·10 metres for Under 7′s
(ii) 5·40 metres for Under 9′s
(iii) 6·05 metres for the Under 11′s
(iv) 6.45 metres for the Under 13′s
(v) 6.93 metres for the Under 15′s.
(vi) 7·93 metres for the Over 15′s
For Friday 3rd Event we will be using the BSCA ages and gear sizes.
BSCA National Rollers 2014
Date: Saturday 8 Feb 2014
Location: Lichfield WS13 7NB
BSCA NATIONAL ROLLER CHAMPIONSHIPS
inc BSCA West Midlands Roller Championships
Saturday 8th February 2014
Venue: Nether Stow School St Chads Road Lichfield WS13 7NB
Closing date; 25th Jan 2014 open to: U7 / U9 / U11 / U13 / U15 / O15
Organiser : Nick Selibas, Lichfield CCC
7 Breeden Drive Curdworth North Warwickshire B769HL
07552684529 / 01675 470462
Entry Fee: £8.00 National: £10 National & West Mids Region
Cheques Payable to: N Selibas
You will need the Lyme RC Club Membership number ... 1057
A Talk and Workshop by British Cycling’s Tim Buckle Friday 10th January 2014 8.00pm
‘DEVELPOING THE YOUNG ATHLETE’- The Racing Pathway
Tim, the West Midlands-North West Talent Development Coach, will explain the Racing Pathway that is advocated by British Cycling. It will highlight the simple approach for Under 12’s and late starter Under 14’s and their families to be taken so the foundations are laid for the bike racers to build from. This is not talking about sports science and prescribed training it is a Workshop that explains the racing pathway, how to use it and what the priorities are when training so in turn you can make the best use of the racing pathway. It also highlights the roles we All have to play as clubs.
At 7.00pm Lyme RC will be running a Rollers session, if any one who has not been on rollers before or needs to improve is welcome. Lyme RC have spare rollers just bring your bike.
Lyme RC Club House, Whitfield Community Centre, Whitfield Avenue, Newcastle under Lyme, ST5 2JQ,
Lyme RC Go-Ride Christmas Cyclo-Cross Race
Sun, 29th Dec 2013
Lyme RC Christmas Cyclocross 2013 Results
1, Josh Jackson Lyme RC
2, Izaak Curtes Lyme RC
3,Ruby Jennings Lyme RC
4,Thomas Mold Lyme RC
5, Emma O’Neale Lyme RC
6, Nicholas Sandbach Lyme RC
1, Aaron Mansell Lyme RC
2, Chloe Dickens Lyme RC
3, Cameron O’Neill Lyme RC
Under 12 Boys
1 Sam Hall Lyme RC
2 Oliver Baker Wolverhampton Wheelers
Under 12 Girls
1, Natasha Sandbach Lyme RC
1, Jake Meir NTC
2, Caleb Hill Lyme RC
3, George Hancock Lyme RC
4, Alex Coates Lyme RC
5, Brad Hill Lyme RC
6, Ethan Dakin Lyme RC
7, Joel Capper Lyme RC
1 Harry Sheperd Lyme RC
2 Ben Meir NTC
Adults Race Lyme RC Members Cyclocross Trophy
1, Mick Mansell
2, Phil Hudson
3, Alex Webb
4, Darren Cooper
5, Carl Baker
1, Sallie Birchall
Pro-Cat Lyme RC Member
1, Matt Dennis
Newcastle Velodrome, Lyme Valley,Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, ST5 3BX
Racing from 10.00am, sign in opens at 9.30am
This year with the help of Newcastle Town Football Club, we have the use of the facilities around Newcastle Velodrome and the surrounding park. We will be using the area to provide a suitable Cyclocross GO-RIDE courses to suit all the age groups. Suitable for cyclocross and MTB bikes. Entry £3.00
This event is open to members and non-members, Under 16's
Actual times of races may change due to weather conditions and numbers.
For more information please contact
0r look on WWW.LYMERACINGCLUB.COM OR FACEBOOK “LYME Racing Com”
There will also be a Lyme RC members only race at 11.30am for adult riders,
MTB or Cyclocross bikes, the senior winner will win the LYME RC Trophy.